TPS Offers Special Enrollment Hours For Working Parents

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 5:57 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

Just nine days left until school starts for students in Tulsa Public Schools.

Families took advantage of special enrollment hours Saturday so parents who work during the week have a chance to get their kids ready.

Four-year-old Tyree Session loves superheroes.

"This is Hulk, and Hot Guy, Captain America, and Iron Man," said Session as he pointed to T-shirt.

And he's got a new Spider-Man backpack for his first day of kindergarten.

"It's nice,” Session stated. “Spiderman looks nice."

But there're a few more things to take care of before school starts, like getting vaccinations, understanding the bus routes, and planning on what to eat for lunch.

Parents can sign their middle and high school students up for free and reduced lunches, and this year, all elementary students will have free meals at school.

"One breakfast and one lunch every day, and it eliminates all the paperwork for those elementary families where they don't have to fill out free and reduced applications," explained  TPS Child Nutrition Director Kit Hines.

While parents focus on enrolling their kids, students like Amir Rostami are preparing to start at a new school this fall.

He'll be a seventh grader at Memorial Junior High.

"I have a lot of friends going there,” said Rostami. “Then, I wanna make some new friends."

He's got a few goals for the classroom, too.

"I would like to do a language class like French or Spanish," said Rostami.

Maybe one day Tyree will learn a new language too; he's already mastered his ABC's.

"A-B-C-D-E-F-G," sang Session.

Parents can enroll their children in school Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the enrollment center or online.